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Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1981-09-26

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Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1981-09-26

Topics Live concert

Shakedown Street-> CC Rider, They Love Each Other, Cassidy, Jack A Roe, On The Road Again, Ramble On Rose, Looks Like Rain, Brown Eyed Women, Let It Grow-> Don't Ease Me In Playin' In The Band-> Bertha-> Estimated Prophet-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Morning Dew-> Playin' In The Band-> One More Saturday Night, E: Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Community War Memorial Auditorium
Location Buffalo, NY

Source Audience Recording
Lineage Set 1: Nak 100's w/cardioid capsules> Uher CR-240> DAT> CDR; Set 2: AKG 414's> Revox cassette deck (Cass. Master)> DAT> CDR
Taped by ?, Dan Healy
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Set 1: Nak 100's w/cardioid capsules>Uher CR-240>DAT>CDR
Set 2: AKG 414's>Revox cassette deck (Cass. Master)>DAT>CDR (Recorded by Dan Healy at the sbd); Thanks to John Tallmadge for the discs; eac>shn popi n. feeldz


Reviewer: timewarpwiretap - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2015
Subject: smokin
This is an absolute gem. Something about New York I guess. Along with the spring Utica show, this showcases the dead at their best.
Reviewer: runsamrun - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 22, 2012
Subject: Wow!
They were most definitely ON during this show. I fell in love from the very first song and then once the awesomeness of this beautiful Brown Eyed Women ran through my speakers, I was hooked. I actually tried to take a nap while listening to this but I couldn't really fall asleep because I was so amazed at the jamming in this show. This AUD is nice too, really good quality.

I'm falling more and more in love with the eighties. But I think this might be the only instance where I think the first set is better than the second, though the second is definitely not 'off' or anything. They just threw all of their energy into the first set, I feel like. But the GDTRFB is worth a listen, it's beautiful.
Reviewer: cptntripzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 8, 2012
Subject: Everybody's Dancing Around The Local Skating RInk
Good quality fun audience recording with a solid set list and spirited tight jamming throughout. Not sure any particular song from this night would make my "top version" list but this show has the overall feel and sound that captures why I love this band. Definitely worth a listen.
Reviewer: dark.starz - - December 13, 2010
Subject: Rochester 9/26/81 2nd Set - Yes!
Agreed, the second set (2nd Set) of the aformentioned show should be published as a DP or Roadtrips or Download Series or whatever closer-to-the-source yous guys are-up-to next!

How about some mor'es GD Video's?
Reviewer: mutual - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 9, 2009
Subject: long strange trip
ALL you missed the boat on this one.....listen to Ramble on Rose and Jerry....I should not have to say anymore.....but this was my first show the day after my birthday across trip from niskayuna - Albany is all it took
Reviewer: PHILLYW - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 1, 2009
Subject: The One
That started it all. Great recording, great night, great life. Niagra, Niagra all night long!
Reviewer: lvrwm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 7, 2006
Subject: Late Night at the War
I remember this show very well...we came up from SUNY Binghamtom to Buffalo, as this was a short mini-tour. had seat to the left of the stage, up about 10 rows from the floor. Very good 1st set, some minor note flaws on some tunes...but hey, that's what the 1st set was for, right? 2nd set was of the best Dews's I heard live, up to that point. I had been going to shows since 76'. Had a decent audience copy, but this is great to get a wonderful upgrade.
Reviewer: lcj72835 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 29, 2005
This was truly one of the great shows of the new era Grateful Dead. Every tune in the 1st set is special and I think that was largely due to Garcia. 2nd set was a letdown for me after playin' and Bertha but it was more a case of the 1st set being outstanding. This is one of my favorite show of the 80's. Rolling Stones played Rich Stadium the next day. We stayed for like 45 minutes and went home...nuff said.
Reviewer: MusicFan61 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2005
Subject: What memories!
I'm a junior at SUNY Buffalo. I go with my buddies who are all high on 'shrooms. I'm kinda scared of that and just smoke a ton of weed instead. We have a bunch of tickets for some crappy seats in the nose bleed section, and a single ticket up close on a riser right next to the side of the stage. So we use that one ticket stub and pass it back to each other through a space under the riser, sequentially, until we're all together, sitting on the riser. The view is amazing. Opening song Shakedown Street is perfect for Buffalo. "Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart (house lights go up)" and the audience roars (you can hear it about 6:30 into the song). Final memory: Midway through I'm hungry and go to the snack bar for food. I come back with a carton of popcorn. My buddies see this and FREAK OUT, tripping, laughing..."What is this, the circus? Who eats popcorn at a Dead show?!"
Thanks for an excellent tape.
Reviewer: Cosmic Ames - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2005
Subject: Let it flow, greatly grow, wide and clear
My 14 year old psyche was forever changed on this night as I stepped into my first Dead concert. The beginning of my long, strange trip :) This show is tight and a ton of fun! The quality is as good as the original TDK soundboard that I played to death. Thanks Jonathan!
Reviewer: HoWouldHe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 29, 2005
Subject: WordUp
What a fun very high energy show. From the get go it was fantastic! this was a mini east coast tour before going to Europe. "On The Road Again, and Again" Sounds wonderful, great memories... Hey lets go find inspector Thelma. Who called the ref?
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